3.0 out of 5 stars
umm - Ok but probably won't read it again, 29 Jan 2010
The book starts of quite well and has a engaging, imaginative and well thought out out plot. My only criticism is that the second half could have been written better. After the first three chapters the story is told in what seem like continuous direct speech. This increasingly becomes annoying, laborious and becomes really dull as it prevents you the reader from making conclusions. The characters reveal everything to the reader through conversations. You find yourself beginning to wish that you were told the characters thoughts rather than their conversations as these other techniques (like character's thoughts, pathetic fallacy ect.) would allow you to infer what is going on rather than constantly being told what is happening. Additionally, there are a few spelling/grammatical errors which distract from the novel and some chapters (especially towards the end) seem rushed and incomplete. If you can cope with these things then you will probably find this book all right to read. Even so I will probably not read it again. If you love 'Pride and Prejudice' and are looking for a sequel worthy of Jane Austen this isn't it (and you probably won't find one). However, this book is all right as a book in its own right.